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Diploma Psychology of Old Age

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If you are comfortable among the company of elderly people and looking for a career in the field of Adult Care then this is the course just for you. It highlights the detailed picture of how old people spend their final stages of life and every other difficulties associated with that. In this way you can become more empathetic toward them and counsel them in their hard times.


The course familiarizes you with possible anxiety and depression problems found among old people; enlightens with learning about Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Memory loss, and so on. After the completion of the course, the Learners will have a better understanding of an adult’s proper health and well-being, and how to get them through any disability. You will learn to be practically thoughtful with your attitude and activities toward the old people so that they can cope with their loneliness.

Learning outcomes:

  • From your get-go you will be familiarized with the common stereotypes that are usually associated with the old citizens
  • You will positively find out their perception of life and thus look at them from a different perspective
  • You will learn how to deal with their memory issues
  • You will be able to take care of them even with their various disabilities
  • The course gives out essential knowledge about different diseases that are common among old people
  • You will be able to provide the required quality of life they would expect from a carer
  • The course also helps out the Learners in supporting the elderly to cope with the fear of dying
  • Master the skills to responsibly take care of the old citizens

Benefits of studying the Diploma Psychology of Old Age course with Victoria Education include

  • Easy-to-understand course materials designed by industry experts, accessible through your smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet device
  • No hidden fees or costs — study a comprehensive course and earn a professional e-certificate upon successful completion
  • Get instant feedback from automated assessments and mock exams to gauge your progress
  • No formal deadlines or teaching schedule, meaning you can learn at your own pace
  • 24/7 help and support from your online tutors, through email and via our live online chat
  • Qualify for an NUS Extra card and gain access to over 200 fantastic deals from high street brands and one free year of ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts

How is this qualification is delivered?

Our courses are taught entirely online, meaning you can access the materials wherever, whenever, at a pace that suits you, without formal deadlines or teaching schedules.

The courses are delivered through

  • Video lessons
  • PDF handouts
  • Mock exams
  • Online assessment

These can be accessed through any device with an internet connection. Our e-learning platform is optimised for use on mobile, tablet, laptops and desktop computers.


The assessment at the end of each course is a multiple-choice exam taken through our online platform. The system is fully automated so you will receive your results instantly upon completion.


Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification. You can order a PDF Certificate for £12.

Who is this course for?

Our Diploma Psychology of Old Age course is aimed at anyone wishing to start working in such roles, or existing professionals wishing to boost their skills and employability.

Our courses are open to learners of all levels with no formal experience or qualifications required to enrol. However, learners should be aged 16 or over and have a good understanding of English language, numeracy and IT.

Course Curriculum

About Your Course
About your tutor 00:02:00
About your course 00:03:00
Introduction to Psychology of Older Age
What is ‘Developmental Psychology’? 00:05:00
What is ‘Gerontology’? 00:09:00
What we consider as ‘old age’ 00:09:00
What is ‘ageing’ and how it happens 00:09:00
Psychology of Older Age
Common stereotypes of older people 00:08:00
How stereotyping affects older people 00:08:00
Life stages and Theories 00:11:00
What do we look forward to in our older age? 00:06:00
Mental Health and Old Age
Memory-related issues 00:12:00
Learning disabilities 00:08:00
Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia 00:09:00
Chronic illness and Disabilities 00:08:00
Substance abuse (addictions) 00:06:00
The Quality of Life
What is ‘Quality of Life’? 00:05:00
Loneliness factors in the elderly population 00:07:00
Coping with grief and bereavement 00:07:00
‘Mild’ and ‘severe’ depression 00:07:00
Fear of dying (‘death anxiety’) 00:09:00
Improving Health and Wellbeing
The effects of exercising 00:09:00
Is it worth eating ‘healthy’ in older age? 00:09:00
What else affects ‘health’ and ‘wellbeing’? 00:08:00
Caring for older people 00:06:00
Thank You & Good Bye! 00:02:00

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  • £199.00 £39.00
  • 1 year
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  • Number of Units25
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  • 3 hours, 2 minutes



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